Sri Lanka Coast Guard Successfully Completes Eleven Anti Piracy Courses For RALL

The 11th batch of Sea Marshals attached to the Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd (RALL) has successfully completed their training on september 2014. With that Sri Lanka Coast Guard has conducted eleven successful courses for RALL starting from September 2013.

Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd (RALL) is affiliated to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. The Anti Piracy training conducted by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard for the benefit of Sea Marshal’s profession and the global Counter Piracy efforts is authorized and assisted by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. This is unique as it is the only government aided deployment of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) onboard available in the world. Sri Lanka Coast Guard has trained 554 Sea Marshals in these eleven courses so far.

Anti Piracy Training was a six day training capsule, facilitated by Sri Lanka Coast Guard on aspects such as Nature of Piracy threats, Introduction to UNCLOS, Best Management Practices for protection against Somali Based Piracy (BMP4), Counter Piracy Operations, Basic Seamanship/Navigation/Rule of the Road, Marksmanship Principles, RADAR hands on training, Fire Fighting and Damage Control, Combat Medicine and live sea firing using small arms, where the trainees acquire important theoretical and practical areas required to be exposed by PCASP’s, during which Sri Lanka Coast Guard focused on multi layered defence package to detect, deter and defence against maritime piracy. Sri Lanka Coast Guard further insists on Best management practices in accordance with IMO/ISO standards and is fully committed ensuring that the trainees are well trained in the latest scenario’s.

Assistance and guidance given by the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy, in making this training session a success needs to be specially mentioned here.